AADE Lafayette Chapter announces 2016-2017 board and committee members

The Lafayette Chapter of AADE has announced its board and committee members for the coming year.
The Lafayette Chapter of AADE has announced its board and committee members for the coming year.

The Lafayette Chapter of the American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) has announced its 2016-2017 board and committee members. Officers from each AADE chapter are nominated and elected by the AADE general membership made up of members from oil and gas operators and service companies.

The 2016-2017 officers for the AADE Lafayette Chapter are: Kristy Bonner, president, arrangements committee chairman, publicity committee chairman and website committee (Foster Marketing); Jerred Clark, first vice president and programs (Petro Quest); Taylor Brazzel, second vice president and membership committee chairman (Chalmers, Collins & Alwell); Jarrod Suire, secretary (Cardno PPI Quality and Asset Management, LLC); and Sharon Moore, treasurer, national board at-large representative and website committee (Halliburton Energy Services).

The 2016-2017 steering committee, charged with guiding the efforts of the Lafayette Chapter and ensuring AADE’s mission, includes Al Wambsgans, steering committee chairman and director emeritus (DC International); Derrick Daigle, steering committee and chapter representative (Halliburton Energy Services), Jeffery Svendson, sporting clays chairman and Nicholls State scholarship liaison (Advanced Logistics, LLC); Craig Castille, steering committee (Stone Energy); Rick Voth, steering committee and scholarships committee chairman (Blackhawk Specialty Tools, LLC); Jay Gallet, steering committee (retired); Rick Farmer, steering committee, golf committee co-chairman, national at-large director and national AADE president (Stone Energy); and Alden Sonnier, steering committee, finance committee and joint industry committee (Francis Drilling Fluids).

Other committee chairmen serving on the board include: Andre Arceneaux, director emeritus – Lafayette and national chapters; Jaime Crosby, director emeritus (Chevron); Joe Bernard, F5 committee chairman (Pro-T); Bryce Percle, ULL student section liaison (Baker Hughes); Tim Mannon, golf committee co-chairman (Stone Energy); Sid Breaux, Knowledge Box (Breaux Engineering); Bruce Jordan, ULL fluid lab chairman (Stokes & Spiehler); and Doug Keller, director emeritus (retired).

“Although it is a trying time for the oil and gas industry, the AADE Lafayette Chapter is committed to continuing our efforts to bring information on drilling-related topics to our membership while supporting petroleum engineering students at state universities,” Ms Bonner said. “We believe these efforts are an important step in the right direction for the future of our industry. Without the support of the many people who volunteer their time and talent, our many AADE initiatives would not be possible. Our board and committee members are a dedicated group who are passionate about our industry.”

AADE’s many initiatives include monthly presentations on industry trends, the F5 Bon Temps (Lafayette’s Fin Feather Fur Food Festival), and student scholarships and donations to state universities.

The AADE Lafayette Chapter holds its general meetings on the third Monday of each month at the Petroleum Club in Lafayette, La. For more information and to register to attend an upcoming event, visit


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